Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, Northants NN12 6AD

Contact: Lesley Farrell, Democratic and Elections  Email: lesley.farrell@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221591

Items
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76.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Steven Hollowell declared a general Non Statutory Disclosable Interest in all archaeological aspects of planning applications, as a member of the Northamptonshire Archaeological Society.

 

12. Magdalen College School, Waynflete Buildings, Waynflete Avenue, Brackley, NN13 6AF.

Councillor Fiona Baker, Non Statutory Disclosable Interest, as a member of Brackley Town Council which has been consulted on the application and she had personally been involved in discussions previously so would leave the meeting for the duration of the item.

 

13. Anduin, Church Road, Greatworth, OX17 2DU.

Councillor Elaine Wiltshire, Declaration, as the applicant was known to her and she would leave the meeting for the duration of the item.

 

77.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 7 February 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on7 February 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

78.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Chairman made the following announcements:

 

1.    Members of the public were permitted to film, broadcast and report on the meeting, subject to the efficient running of the meeting not being affected.

 

2.    Only those people who had registered, in line with the Committee’s speaking procedure, could address the Committee. Members of the public were requested not to call out during the Committee’s discussions on any item.

 

3.    There were no planned fire drills so if the alarm did sound, evacuation instructions would be given by officers. 

 

4.    Could mobile phones please be switched off.

 

5.    Application S2019/0113/MAR, Private Nursing Home, The Red House, - had been withdrawn from the planning process by the applicant and would therefore not be considered at the meeting.

 

6.    The Chairman referred to the written update and highlighted that the officer recommendation for application S/2019/0113/FUL had changed to deferral as the applicant was not currently ready to proceed and therefore proposed the amended recommendation which was duly seconded by the Vice-Chairman. On being put to the vote, Members voted in favour of deferring consideration of the application.

 

Resolved

 

(1)       That consideration of application S/2019/0113/FUL be deferred until the applicant was ready to proceed.

 

 

79.

Proposed Pre-Committee Site Visits (if any)

Report of Report of Assistant Director - Planning and Development

 

This will be circulated at the meeting.

Minutes:

The Senior Manager – Development Management submitted a report which had been circulated to the Committee on 7 March 2019, which recommended that the Committee agree not to hold any pre-Committee site visits prior to the next Planning Committee meeting.

S/2016/1324/EIA

80.

Land at Norwood Farm, Sandy Lane, Harpole pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements and conditions to be set out in the Minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2016/1324/EIA a Hybrid planning application seeking both full and outline planning permission for: Part A: Outline planning permission for a sustainable urban extension comprising: Up to 1,900 dwellings (use class C3); Public open space and children's play areas; Landscape areas, new landscape planting and hydrological attenuation features and sustainable drainage systems; Primary school (use class D1); and Mixed use local centre which may include residential (use class C3), retail (use classes A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5), and health and community facilities (use class D1); and,

Part B: Full planning permission for the demolition of any on site buildings or structures; and Routing of Sandy Lane Relief Road and associated vehicular access points at Land at Norwood Farm, Sandy Lane Harpole for Barwood Development Securities Limited.

 

The Committee heard from two public speakers, Mr Colin Wilkinson, Chairman of Harpole Parish Council and Lizzie Marjoram, representing the applicant.

 

In the course of discussing the application Members commented with regards to the location of the primary school and suggested that the position and general arrangement within the site be considered.

 

On reaching its decision the committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation, the comments of the public speakers and the written update.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2016/1324/EIA, subject to:

 

1)       Informing the Secretary of State that the Council intends to Grant Permission

 

2)       The following conditions and;

 

3)       the Completion of a planning obligation under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as substituted by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991, to secure the following (and any additions and amendments as deemed necessary):

 

TIME LIMITS AND GENERAL IMPLEMENTATION CONDITIONS

 

1.       (a)      Application for approval of all the reserved matters for the first

                              Phase or

the first Sub-Phase of the development shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.  Development within the first Phase or the first Sub-Phase shall be begun either before the expiration of five years from the date of this permission or before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last reserved matters to be approved for the first Phase or first Sub-Phase whichever is the later.

                   

(b)      Application for approval of all the reserved matters for the subsequent Phases or Sub-Phases of development shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of 11 years from the date of this permission.  Development within those subsequent Phases or Sub-Phases shall be begun before the expiration of 2 years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved for that Phase or Sub-Phase.

                   

Reason : To comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and Article 3(1) of the Town and Country Planning  ...  view the full minutes text for item 80.

S/2017/0342/MAR

81.

Land South Of Turweston Road, Brackley pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements and conditions to be set out in the Minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2017/0342/MAR a reserved matters application pursuant to outline permission S/2017/0601/EIA (Variation of conditions to planning permission S/2011/0141/MAO (Residential development comprising up to 350 dwellings and access from Turweston Road (outline) (includes Environmental Statement) at Land South of Turweston Road, Brackley) to seek approval for the rewording of some of the ecological conditions, and the removal of the outdated condition Code for Sustainable Homes) at Land South Of Turweston Road,  Brackley for Catalyst Housing Limited.

 

The Committee heard from one public speaker, Mr Chris Struthers of Catalyst Housing.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation, the comments of the public speaker and the written update.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2017/0342/MAR subject to: receipt of satisfactory amended plans and the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

Compliance with Plans

1.            The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans and other details specified in Appendix 1 [LIST TO BE FINALISED FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF AMENDED PLANS] unless a non-material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

 

Reason : To clarify the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

 

Emergency Services

2.         No development shall take place in any phase until a scheme and timetable detailing the provision of fire hydrants for that phase has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The fire hydrants shall thereafter be provided in accordance with the approved scheme and timetable.

 

Reason: To ensure adequate water infrastructure provision is made on site for the local fire service to tackle any property fire and to accord with Policy G3 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan.

 

3.         No development shall commence on any dwelling above finished floor level until full details of the proposed bollards to the emergency access have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The bollards shall thereafter be implemented in accordance with the approved details prior to the first occupation of any dwelling, and shall be retained and maintained in perpetuity.

 

Reason: In the interest of public safety and to comply with saved policy G3 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan.

 

Tree Protection

4.         No development shall take place until the existing tree(s) to be retained (as detailed in the Arboricultural Impact Assessment) have been protected in accordance with the approved Tree and Hedgerow Protection Plan and Arboricultural Method Statement, being the tree protection plan appendix B ref.171016-1.2-TRB-TPP-NC, and the Arboricultural Impact Assessment ref. 170117-1.2-TRB-AIA-MS dated 16 October 2017, and Drawing No. 06-674-200-01-Rev J-Landscape Proposals-2018-07-13 received by the Local Planning Authority on the 13 July 2018, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The barriers shall be erected before any equipment, machinery or materials are brought onto the site for the purposes of development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 81.

S/2019/0113/FUL

82.

Land West of Overthorpe Road pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Deferred.

Minutes:

As agreed under Chairman’s announcements, consideration of application S/2019/0113/FUL had been deferred as the applicant was not currently ready to proceed.

S/2018/2546/MAF

83.

Towcester Commercials/Sunnyside, Water Lane, Towcester, NN12 6RQ pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2018/2546/MAF for 45 No. apartments for older people (sixty years of age and/or partner over fifty-five years of age), guest apartment, communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping at Towcester Commercials/Sunnyside, Water Lane, Towcester, NN12 6RQ for Churchill Retirement Living.

 

In introducing the report, the Principal Planning Officer explained that the applicant had appealed on the grounds of non-determination of the application and therefore the application was only before Planning Committee to seek confirmation as to what their resolution would have been, had the Council been in a position to determine the application and issue a decision.

 

In reaching its decision the committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation.

 

Resolved

 

(a)       That application S/2018/2546/MAF be refused for the following reasons:

 

Design

1.         The scale, layout and massing of the building fails to respond to the immediate site context whilst the elevation treatment lacks architectural consistency. Further, the architectural detailing, materials and roof form all fail to reflect the local vernacular. These design choices result in a scheme that fails to respond positively to the character of the area or reinforce local distinctiveness and therefore does not represent high quality design which is especially important in this instance given the prominence of the site. The proposal therefore results in harm to the character of the area and is contrary to saved policies G3(A) and EV1 of the South Northamptonshire local plan and policy H1 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and conflicts with paragraphs 124, 127 and 130 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Heritage

2.         Due to its scale, massing, design and materials the proposal fails to respond positively to the character and scale of the built form within the Conservation Area to the east of the site. This causes less than substantial harm to the setting of Towcester Conservation Area. Despite the scheme bringing several benefits these are not considered to outweigh the identified harm. The proposal is therefore considered contrary to saved policy EV11 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan, policy BN5 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and paragraph 193 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Archaeology

3.         The proposed development would be sited in an area of known archaeological interest with potential for disturbance and damage to archaeological assets which may be of regional importance. No Field Evaluation report has been submitted in support of the application identifying what assets may be affected and demonstrating that appropriate mitigation measures would be sufficient to address any harm caused and in the absence of this information it is not possible for the Local Planning Authority to conclude that there would not be a serious detrimental impact on the significance of those archaeological assets affected. Therefore, the proposal fails to accord with saved policy G3(K) of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan, policy BN5 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and paragraph 189 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Amenity

4.         The proposal brings residents much closer to the recycling  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.

S/2019/0312/NA

84.

Silverstone Circuits Ltd, Silverstone Airfield Bungalow, Dadford Road, Silverstone, NN12 8TN pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That no objections be raised to the proposed development but comments submitted as detailed in the minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2019/0312/NA, a neighbouring authority consultation on reserved matters application for a 197 bed hotel pursuant to outline planning permission 17/01840/AOP to consider layout, scale, external appearance, the access and the layout of the site at Silverstone Circuits Limited, Silverstone Airfield Bungalow, Dadford Road, Silverstone, NN12 8TN for Silverstone Circuits Limited. South Northamptonshire Council was a consultee on the application, which would be determined by Aylesbury Vale District council.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation and the written update.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to advise Aylesbury Vale District Council that South Northamptonshire Council raise no objections to application S/2019/0312/NA but make the following comments:

 

i.        The amendment to the design which now incorporates the visual interest of the white balconies is welcomed and overcomes the previously raised concerns about the lack of visual interest.  Hilton is however missing a commercial opportunity of having more balconies fronting the globally renowned Silverstone racing track, this should be considered further.

 

ii.        The comments made by Northants Police with regards to counter terrorism measure should be incorporated into the scheme.

 

iii.        The fitness suite should be conditioned restricting the use for hotel guests only with no outside membership permissible.

 

iv.        The lighting scheme needs to be assessed to ensure the lux levels are acceptable.

 

S/2018/2905/MAF

85.

Private Nursing Home, The Red House, High Cross, Syresham. NN13 5TJ pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Item withdrawn by applicant.

Minutes:

The Chairman reminded the Committee, as advised under the Chairman’s Announcements, that application S/2017/2143/MAF had been withdrawn from the planning process by the applicant.

S/2018/2798/MAF

86.

Magdalen College School, Waynflete Buildings, Waynflete Avenue, Brackley, NN13 6AF pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements and conditions to be set out in the Minutes

Minutes:

Having declared an interest in the item, the Chairman left the meeting for the duration of the item and the Vice-Chairman took the Chair.

 

The Committee considered application S/2018/2798/MAF for a two storey classroom extension to the sports hall and demolition of existing mobile classrooms at Magdalen College School, Waynflete Buildings, Waynflete Avenue, Brackley, NN13 6AF for Magdalen College School.

 

The Committee heard from one public speaker Mr Ian Colling, the applicant.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Hollowell and seconded by Councillor Johns that application S/2018/2798/MAF be approved as per the officers’ recommendation but subject to the addition of a Construction Management Plan.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation and the comments of the public speaker.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2018/2798/MAF subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

TIME LIMITS AND GENERAL IMPLEMENTATION CONDITIONS

 

1.  The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason: To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2.  Except where otherwise stipulated by conditions attached to this permission, the development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the following plans and documents:

 

· Site location plan 10366-L-00-LP received 13th December 2018

· Site plan 10366(L)00-10 received 13th December 2018

· Proposed floor plans 10366(L)00-12 received 13th December 2018

· Proposed roof plans and cross section 10366(L)00-14 received 13th December 2018

· Proposed elevations and cross sections 10366(L)00-13 received 13th

  December 2018

· Combined Transport Statement and Travel Plan dated November 2018

 

Unless a non-material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

 

Reason: To clarify the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

 

CONDITIONS REQUIRING LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY WRITTEN APPROVAL OR TO BE COMPLIED WITH BY DEVELOPER BEFORE OCCUPATION

 

3. Prior to the first use or occupation of the development hereby permitted, covered cycle parking facilities to serve the development shall be provided in accordance with details to be first submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The covered cycle parking facilities so provided shall thereafter be permanently retained and maintained for the parking of cycles in connection with the development.

 

Reason: In the interests of promoting sustainable transport modes in accordance with Policies C1 and C2 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2014, and Government advice in the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

4. No surface water drainage works shall commence and no new hardstanding areas shall be constructed until a surface water management strategy has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall not be occupied until the surface water drainage works have been carried out  ...  view the full minutes text for item 86.

S/2018/2898/FUL

87.

Anduin, Church Road, Greatworth, OX17 2DU pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused, contrary to officer recommendations, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2018/2898/FUL for a side extension including a double garage at Anduin, Church Road, Greatworth, OX17 2DU for Mr Rob Elkington.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Hollowell and seconded by Councillor Bignell that application S/2018/2898/FUL be refused, contrary to the officer recommendation, as it would have an adverse impact on the church and its setting.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation.

 

Resolved

 

 That application S/2018/2898/FUL be refused for the following reason:

 

1.   The proposed extension by reason of its scale and siting would have an adverse impact on the setting of the grade II* listed church of St Peter and views into and out of the conservation area. Particularly views of the surrounding countryside from the churchyard, identified as a significant view in section 4.5 of Greatworth Conservation Area Appraisal and also views towards the church from the nearby public rights of way to the east. The development therefore fails to comply with saved Policies G3, EV1, EV11 and EV12 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan, Policy BN5 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and Sections 12 and 16 of the National Planning Policy Framework

S/2018/2901/FUL

88.

15 Woodmans Close, Deanshanger, MK19 6JX pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements and conditions to be set out in the Minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2018/2901/FUL for a single storey rear extension and dormer window to the rear at 15 Woodmans Close, Deanshanger, MK19 6JX for Mr and Mrs Parkes.

 

The Committee heard from one public speaker, Sadie Scott in objection to the application.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation and the comments of the public speaker.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2018/2901/FUL subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

Time Limit

 

1.         The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

Reason - To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

Compliance with Plans

 

2.         Except where otherwise stipulated by conditions attached to this permission, the development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the following plans and documents: 

-       Proposed site plan, Proposed Second Floor Plan, Proposed Elevations, Proposed Section BB all received 28/12/2018

-       Proposed Ground Floor Plan received 07/02/2019.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt, to ensure that the development is carried out only as approved by the Local Planning Authority and comply with Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Matching materials

 

3.         The materials to be used for the external walls, roof, doors and windows of the development hereby permitted shall match in terms of colour, type and texture to those used on the existing building.

 

Reason - To ensure that the development is constructed and finished in materials which are in harmony with the materials used on the existing building and to comply with Policy G3 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan.

 

89.

Appeals Progress Report pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Report of Assistant Director of Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of Report

 

This report aims to keep members informed upon applications which have been determined by the Council, where new appeals have been lodged. Public Inquiries/hearings scheduled or appeal results achieved.  This report provides an update since the last Appeals Progress Report at the 6th December 2018 Planning Committee meeting.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To accept the position statement.

 

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Planning Policy and Development submitted a report which aimed to keep members informed upon applications which have been determined by the Council, where new appeals have been lodged. Public Inquiries/hearings scheduled or appeal results achieved.

 

Resolved

 

(1)          That the position statement be accepted.

 

90.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.